Environment

More Troubling News for Loggerheads

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumSep 25, 2007 1:12 PM
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According to the New York Times, loggerhead nestings have recently dropped almost 7 percent in the Gulf of Mexico. With a myriad of threats from stormy oceans and climate change to land development and light pollution, these spectacular animals are in real trouble.

After encouraging gains in the 1990s, a federal report now shows populations of loggerhead sea turtles dropping, possibly as a result of commercial fishing.

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